One of Council Grove/WesTen’s Historical Residents…

…is a Bright Spot as well as the topic for the Thursday, May 12th Historically Local Speaker Series. That resident is Montford Johnson, The Chickasaw Farmer, the inspiration for the Chickasaw Nation’s feature film “Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher” available on Netflix. Chickasaw tribe historian, Jeannie Barbour, will be the featured speaker on Thursday, May 12,…

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Community Garden in WesTen

In partnership with Buchanan School Whiz Kids, Portland Ave Baptist Church is looking for “community gardeners” to help with a vegetable garden.  Plus the community will have the opportunity to take part in the “harvest”. Portland Ave Baptist Church’s theme of “We TOTALLY DIG Whiz Kids!” for this project will provide opportunities for kids to…

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Marking Tree Design 5 Year Anniversary

This month’s Third Saturdays in WesTen includes the 5 year anniversary open house of Marking Tree Design at 1633 N. Portland on Saturday, April 16th, 12Noon-4:00PM.  Let’s support and celebrate one of our artists and WesTen Bright Spot. Registration is not required.

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Healthcare in WesTen

Camino Clinic in partnership with Reaching Our City (ROC) is the latest offering of healthcare services in the WesTen District.  Their purpose is to reduce barriers for our residents and be a safe place to receive resources and healthcare.  They provide primary care services, counseling, medication assistance and referrals the first and last Friday of…

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Buchanan Loves Trees

Buchanan Loves Trees Planting Ceremony on Tuesday, February 14 at Buchanan Elementary School was a wonderful celebration of the planting of 15 trees gifted by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  The funding was from the Margaret Annis Boys Trust which was established to support and encourage landscaping and beautification projects. Ms. Boys was a long-time…

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From WesTen to the Arctic Circle?

From WesTen to The Arctic Circle? Marking Tree Design, located in the WesTen District, is supplying craftsman material for the remodel of the Myriad Gardens one of OKC’s iconic landmarks.  For the final part of the processing of this piece, it will be shipped to Manitoba Canada (the Arctic Circle) to finishing. Artist and owner…

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Mad Potter Murray Studio

Creating a community in WesTen was the goal for Matt Murray of Mad Potter Studio. Murray grew up near NW 15th and worked near NW 10th & May and felt a connection to the area. When his previous building lease was up in south Oklahoma City it was in the stars for him to find his way…

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WesTen has History

A historical resident of the WesTen District recently had a movie released on Netflix—Montford Johnson, The Chickasaw Rancher. Johnson was a well-known and respected entrepreneur and cattleman who had a successful ranching operation that spanned a large area of central Oklahoma, including parts Council Grove and in particular, the vicinity of Northwest 10th and North…

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WesTen has History: Council Grove

Council Grove in WesTen is an approximately three-square mile area (between NW 8th & NW 36th/Lake Overholser and Ann Arbor) that was a grove of cottonwood, elm and oaks.  Initially the land was inhabited by the Creek Nation but many of the Plains Indians gathered there due to the good water and plentiful timber, and…

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Interested in Creating a Bright Spot?

Bring some Christmas Cheer to a Senior in One of Our Neighborhood Nursing Homes Some of our seniors at the Windsor Hills Nursing Home, many without any family, would love to have a little Christmas “magic” this year. Adopt a Resident gives you the opportunity to get them a small gift and deliver in a “December 9 Drive-By Event…

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